Written by John Kuhens on May 19, 2016

1A girls team scores-Elkader 1st 19, Danville 9th with 8

4A girls team scoring-Urbandale 27, Linn-Mar 24

1A boys team scoring-Lisbon 26, Highland tie for 2nd 11, Lone Tree 3rd 10, WMU 26th 2 pts.

4A boys team scoring-Cedar Falls 22, Dowling 20.5

Waco girls shuttle hurdle relay ran 1:12.99 in prelims did not make finals

Danville freshman Alyssa Pfadenhauer finished 2nd in the 400 meter race  58.36

200 meters Garret Baker WMU did not finish,   Bryce Robison WMU ran 22.96 made finals

200 meters Bryce Achen of Waco ran 22.63 in the prelims made the finals

Kathryn Luers of Danville ran 27.12 in the 200 8th, she in Saturday finals

New London boys 4×800  8:40.05, 19th

New London girls 4×800 relay finished in 10:21.01, 12th

Garret Baker WMU made the finals in the 100 meters 4th fastest 11.37, fastest was 11.31

Mayme Hinh Waco 23rd in shot put 29′ 11 1/4″

Jovonte Squires Lone Tree won Long Jump 22′ 4 3/4″, Zach Davis WMU 16th

John Quinn WMU 7th in 3200, Gavin Bencze 13th, Sexton Keiffer Highland winner

Girls 100 meter dash Kathryn Luers Danville 13.25, Angel Frier waco 13.72 did not make finals

Waco boys shuttle relay ran 62.2 14th place

MPHS boys shuttle hurdle made the finals with 2nd fastest time 59.49.

Isaiah Trousil W. Burlington 200 prelim time 5th all time best and State record 21.4.

Cori Fitten 4th in discus 162′ 3″, Keegan Pullis threw 132′ 6″

MPHS boys 4×800 16th 8:27.35

Ft. Madison girls 4×800 2nd 9:25.73

Isaiah Trousil West Burlington set 2A meet record in 100 prelims 10.83 fast time for finals

Adam Bodenham finished 22nd in the field of 22 in the 3200 run 10:30.47

Jonathan  Ita cleared 5′ 9″ in 3A HJ went out at 5′ 11″ finished 20th

MPHS girls shuttle 12th 69.91, Pella fastest going into finals 63.48, 12th fastest ever.

Columbus Community girls shuttle finished 23rd 1:13.18

Abbie Liechty threw 103′ in discus finished 21st

Sierra Howardson Ft. Madison 12th in 3000   10:51.86


Class 2A shot put — Kiana Phelps, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central, 48-8 3/4. Old record 43-9, Kate Birchmeier, Davis County, 2015.

Class 2A 4×800 — Monticello, 9:25.23. Old record 9:27.83, Tipton, 2006.


The records just keep falling for Kiana Phelps. The senior from Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central added a state championship and meet record in the shot put to her list of accomplishments. Phelps threw 48-8 3/4 to win the Class 2A title and smash the old record of 43-9 set last year by Davis County’s Kate Birchmeier. Phelps is the state’s all-time leader in the discus and will go after her fourth state championship in that event tomorrow. She bettered the old shot put record on each of her six throws and established the new mark on her last attempt.


Running two freshmen and two sophomores, Monticello raced to a Class 2A record in the 4×800 relay, putting up a time of 9:25.23. That easily eclipsed the old record of 9:27.83 set in 2006 by a Tipton team anchored by Hall of Famer Ashley Miller, Iowa’s only 15-time state champion. Freshman Corinne Gadient anchored for the Panthers in 2:17.8.


After winning the Class 1A cross country title last fall, Durant’s Alyssa Williams found similar success on the Drake Stadium track. Williams raced to the ront early, dueled Mid-Prairie’s Anna Hostetler for several laps, then pulled away to win the 2A 3000. Williams covered the distance in 10:19.19 for her first state title in track. Ellie Friesen of Osage slipped into second place at 10:24.07 and Hostetler took third in 10:24.42.


Ballard’s Abby Kohut-Jackson outran the Davenport Assumption duo of Joy Ripslinger and Julia Schumacher to win the Class 3A 3000. Kohut-Jackson, seventh in cross country last fall, pulled away at the end to finish in 10:08.29. Ripslinger, last year’s runner-up, was second in 10:11.43. Schumacher, the defending champion, was third in 10:17.27. Kohut-Jackson finished strong, covering the last 1500 meters in 4:58.


Davenport Assumption doubled its fun in the 4×800 relay. The Knights won the race at the Drake Relays last month and added another title by winning the Class 3A championship in 9:22.20, their first state championship in the event. Sophomore Julia Schumacher, the state cross country champion last fall, anchored in 2:18.6, pulling away after a tight duel with Fort Madison’s Sarah Steffensmeier. Schumacher finished third in the 3000 earlier in the day after winning that event last year.


Northeast senior Aleenah Marcucci came into the meet 12-for-12 — 12 events, 12 finishes in the top eight. After the first event of this year’s meet, she’s assured of being 13-for-13. Marcucci’s swift anchor leg carried her team into the finals of the Class 2A shuttle hurdle relay, guaranteeing a top eight finish. Marcucci is the defending champion in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles and long jump.


Pella moved into the No. 12 spot on the all-time list in the shuttle hurdle relay. Anchored by Corin McKinstrey, the Little Dutch sped to a 1:03.48 clocking in the Class 3A preliminaries. They’ll be favored in the finals on Saturday morning.


Class 2A 100 — Isaiah Trousil, West Burlington/Notre Dame, 10.83. Old record 10.84, Jeff Nielsen, Britt, 1980.


Monticello won its fourth straight championship in the Class 2A 4×800 relay.


Monticello continued its domination in the Class 2A 4×800 relay, winning the event for the fourth straight year and seventh time in the past 11 years. With Matt Manternach running a swift 1:52.2 anchor, the Panthers won the race in 7:51.24, just a little shy of the meet record they set a year ago. Manternach’s twin brother, Derek, set up him with a 1:54.9 carry. Monticello became the fifth school to win the same relay four years in a row and it came after the school also won the girls race. Matt Manternach is the 2A leader in the 400, 800 and 1600 but won’t run the 400 this weekend.


Aplington-Parkersburg’s C.J. May became the school’s first state cross country champion last fall. Now, he’s the first from Aplington-Parkersburg to win the 3200. May sped to a big lead early in the race and was never challenged, winning in 9:33.94. Freshman Reece Smith of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura was second in 9:46.32.


Sophomore Myles Bach became the first runner from Marion to win the 3200, opening up a lead and holding on to win the Class 3A race in 9:38.36. His victory came 30 minutes after his sister Maddie, a senior, finished fourth in the 3A girls 3000.


Cameron Cantrall ended a long drought for Spencer athletes in the high jump. Cantrall cleared 6-8 to win the Class 3A title, the first Spencer jumper to win the event since Mel Olson went back-to-back in Class AA in 1954 and 1955.


Defending Class 2A team champion West Burlington/Notre Dame has its first victory of the meet. Xavior Williams, a three-time placewinner in the high jump, won the long jump with a leap of 23-8 1/4. That’s good enough for 14th on the state’s all-time list. Teammate Isaiah Trousil also is off to a good start. He set a meet record in the preliminaries of the 100.


Mount Vernon moved up a class and moved up a spot in the 4×800 relay. The Mustangs won the Class 3A state championship after finishing second in 2A last year. They finished in 8:00.13 for the third state title in the event.